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1996-10-21 00:00:00 - WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (demon@home.com)


Why do you assume that whatever Arturo has must be in his blood. If he has a Brain tumor of some sort that wouldn't effect his blood and certainly is not transferable. Arturo was extremely vague on what his disease was and didn't give a clue as to where in his body it will effect him. Demon@jcc-uky.campus.mci.net __0 > ' Be it rail, trail or air (*) (*) The Demon will be there

1996-10-22 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (Lynn <ennui@ix.netcom.com>)


In article <326aa312.2401266@news.campus.mci.net>, demon@home.com wrote: >Why do you assume that whatever Arturo has must be in his blood. >If he has a Brain tumor of some sort that wouldn't effect his blood and >certainly is not transferable. >Arturo was extremely vague on what his disease was and didn't give a clue >as to where in his body it will effect him. > > We need a doctor to sort this out. A few years back I worked with a gal that had had cancer. One day she told me that her doctor found cancer cells in her blood and that she was meeded to have to have a few chemo treatments. So - if it's a brain tumor - can't it metastasize (sp) or whatever? Is there a doctor in the house to clarify this for us? Lynn

1996-10-22 00:00:00 - Infectious Diseases - (editor@thereel.com)


In article <54h6gj$ndd@sjx-ixn7.ix.netcom.com>, ennui@ix.netcom.com says... * In article <326aa312.2401266@news.campus.mci.net>, * demon@home.com wrote: ** Why do you assume that whatever Arturo has must be in his blood. ** If he has a Brain tumor of some sort that wouldn't effect his blood and ** certainly is not transferable. ** Arturo was extremely vague on what his disease was and didn't give a clue ** as to where in his body it will effect him. * We need a doctor to sort this out. A few years back I worked with a gal * that had had cancer. One day she told me that her doctor found cancer cells * in her blood and that she was meeded to have to have a few chemo treatments. * So - if it's a brain tumor - can't it metastasize (sp) or whatever? Is * there a doctor in the house to clarify this for us? I'm not a doctor, but I do have some knowledge of this stuff. Brain tumors aren't necessarily cancerous - a benign tumor, if it's big enough and inoperable, can kill you just as easily. And, of course, not all cancers make it into the bloodstream. Arturo could have a degenerative nerve condition (the end, he's said, is undignified), an aneurysm waiting to happen, or a potentially lethal blood clot. And even if it is a form of cancer, that disease is not contagious. But probably it's some special magic disease that's designed to give the writers an out if John Rhys-Davies wants to leave the show. And judging from the quality of this season's episodes, with the sole exception of the format-breaker "The Guardian", he's got every right to wonder why he's wasting his time there... Avid Fan

1996-10-22 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (gharlane@ccshp1.ccs.csus.edu)


In <326aa312.2401266@news.campus.mci.net>, demon@home.com wrote: > > Why do you assume that whatever Arturo has must be in his blood. > If he has a Brain tumor of some sort that wouldn't effect his blood and ^^^^^^ Wrong word. You meant "affect." Look up the difference..... > certainly is not transferable. > Arturo was extremely vague on what his disease was and didn't give a clue > as to where in his body it will effect him. ^^^^^^ Wrong word. You meant "affect." Look up the difference..... In <54h6gj$ndd@sjx-ixn7.ix.netcom.com> Lynn <ennui@ix.netcom.com> writes: > > We need a doctor to sort this out. A few years back I worked with a gal > that had had cancer. One day she told me that her doctor found cancer cells ^^^^ You meant "who." "That" refers to THINGS. > in her blood and that she was meeded to have to have a few chemo treatments. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ .........Strange construction, parseable in several ways. > > So - if it's a brain tumor - can't it metastasize (sp) or whatever? > Is there a doctor in the house to clarify this for us? > Spelling & concept correct. There is a huge variety of types and behaviors of cancerous tissue; metastasization takes place with some types, yes; but even those types can magically switch in and out of "spread" mode with no rhyme or reason. Some kinds are so aggressive and spread so fast that by the time you find out, they're already spread through the whole body, and the only chance is chemotherapy. Some kinds don't spread effectively, and can be detected in the bloodstream before there is any real danger, and are amenable to treatment; I hope that's the kind your friend had. Since Arturo's disease is clearly Hollywoodian in nature, and will behave as is convenient for the "writers," there's no real point in trying to establish an accurate etiology for it, to facilitate any kind of analysis or prognosis. I suggest that it just be referred to as "Arturo's Disease," since its behavior will be dictated by the whims of the "writing staff." Ali McGraw had a similar disease in a movie called "LOVE STORY," and it's amazing how beautifully it timed itself to the dramatic demands of the script.

1996-10-22 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (msrjc1@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu)


well regarding this blood transfusion/terminal disease thing -- i just have one question ... are these episodes shot in sequence? IOW, the network could be showing these ep's out of order, and perhaps they didn't film the "prof is sick" storyline until after "the dream master" was made. joe

1996-10-23 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (mdfst12+@pitt.edu)


In article <54hfa5$iem@news.csus.edu>, Gharlane of Eddore <gharlane@ccshp1.ccs.csus.edu> wrote: > Wrong word. You meant "affect." Look up the difference..... <snip> > Wrong word. You meant "affect." Look up the difference..... <snip> > You meant "who." "That" refers to THINGS. <snip> > .........Strange construction, parseable in several ways. <snip> Thank you, almighty Gharlane, god of all English, for bestowing onto us the wonderment that is correct grammar. We succumb to your greatness and wish that we are amongst those that will rightly pass into the new kingdom. Or something like that... And here I thought that this was a Sliders newsgroup. (I think you want alt.anal.superiority.freaks). - Mike, i be a English majur. -- Michael Friedman | "If you're going to yell at me everytime I do mdfst12+@pitt.edu | something stupid, then I'll just have to stop hrivnak@havoc.gtf.gatech.edu | doing stupid things." - Homer Simpson. THE T:INI HOMEPAGE IS AT: http://havoc.gtf.gatech.edu/hrivnak/tini.html

1996-10-24 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (robb@robb.com)


>In article <54hfa5$iem@news.csus.edu>, >Gharlane of Eddore <gharlane@ccshp1.ccs.csus.edu> wrote: >> Wrong word. You meant "affect." Look up the difference..... ><snip> > >> Wrong word. You meant "affect." Look up the difference..... ><snip> > >> You meant "who." "That" refers to THINGS. ><snip> > >> .........Strange construction, parseable in several ways. ><snip> > >Or something like that... And here I thought that this was a Sliders >newsgroup. (I think you want alt.anal.superiority.freaks). That was the one that earned the kill filter for old Gharlane. -- \_\_\_ \_\_\_ \_\_\_ \_\_\_ robb@robb.com bill@robb.com \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ http://www.robb.com/ \_\_\_ \_ \_ \_\_\_ \_\_\_ "You've always been crazy, this is just the \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ first chance you've had to express yourself" \_ \_ \_\_\_ \_\_\_ \_\_\_ - Louise Sawyer to Thelma Dickinson

1996-10-24 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (b91926@fsgi02.fnal.gov)


Lynn <ennui@ix.netcom.com> writes: >So - if it's a brain tumor - can't it metastasize (sp) or whatever? Is >there a doctor in the house to clarify this for us? It could be a "beneign" tumor. Such a tumor in the "right" place cound be a terminal condition. It could also be a non-transmissible degenerative condition. -- ** The Klingons' favorite food was named by the first earthling to see it ** David Sachs - Fermilab, MSSG MS369 - P. O. Box 500 - Batavia, IL 60510 Voice: 1 708 840 3942 Deparment Fax: 1 708 840 3785

1996-10-26 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (Brent Cline <BCline@wesnet.com>)


Lynn wrote: > > In article <326aa312.2401266@news.campus.mci.net>, > demon@home.com wrote: > > >Why do you assume that whatever Arturo has must be in his blood. > > We need a doctor to sort this out. A few years back I worked with a gal > that had had cancer. One day her doctor found cancer cells > in her blood > So - if it's a brain tumor - can't it metastasize (sp) or whatever? > > Lynn I'm not a doctor, but I work in the health care field. I also have a brother who had a benign (non-cancerous) brain tumor. IMHO, a person with cancer shouldn't give blood due to the possibility of cancerous cells in the blood stream. I'm not saying a person with cancer *will* give that disease (or cause some other problem) to another person through blood tranfusion, but why risk it? In my brother's case, he had a tumor at the base of his skull. It was made up of tissue that posed no risk to anyone but himself because the tumor was the result of a bulge/twisting in the veins there. It goes back to the fact that there are any number of terminal illnesses (other than brain tumors and cancer) that would not be communicable. Debbi

1996-10-27 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (jsilver@portugal.win-uk.net)


In article <32727360.2E94@wesnet.com>, Brent Cline (BCline@wesnet.com) writes: > >I'm not a doctor, but I work in the health care field. I also have a >brother who had a benign (non-cancerous) brain tumor. IMHO, a person >with cancer shouldn't give blood due to the possibility of cancerous >cells in the blood stream. In the UK people who have had cancer _aren't allowed_ to give blood.

1996-10-27 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (cro@ix.netcom.com)


Did I miss something here?? Arthuro is sick but do we know that he has cancer??? jsilver@portugal.win-uk.net (Jonathan Silverlight) wrote: > >In article <32727360.2E94@wesnet.com>, Brent Cline (BCline@wesnet.com) writes: >> >>I'm not a doctor, but I work in the health care field. I also have a >>brother who had a benign (non-cancerous) brain tumor. IMHO, a person >>with cancer shouldn't give blood due to the possibility of cancerous >>cells in the blood stream. >In the UK people who have had cancer _aren't allowed_ to give blood.

1996-10-27 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (Lynn <ennui@ix.netcom.com>)


In article <55057e$ga1@sjx-ixn10.ix.netcom.com>, cro@ix.netcom.com (CR Willett) wrote: >Did I miss something here?? Arthuro is sick but do we know that he >has cancer??? > > We don't know anything, actually. He said his "condition" was inoperable, and he was shown having a CAT scan. The best we've been able to come up with in a brain tumor. The fact is, he has a fatal illness. Even knowing the writers lack of continuity, we've been wondering why, if he's ill, he donated blood to Wade. What does he have that fits what little we know, and is not communicable; or did they just drop the ball? Lynn

1996-10-27 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (cro@ix.netcom.com)


Well it could be something like an inoperatable aneuryism. That would be detected by a cat scan. I knew someone like that. Lynn <ennui@ix.netcom.com> wrote: >In article <55057e$ga1@sjx-ixn10.ix.netcom.com>, > cro@ix.netcom.com (CR Willett) wrote: >>Did I miss something here?? Arthuro is sick but do we know that he >>has cancer??? >> >> >We don't know anything, actually. He said his "condition" was inoperable, >and he was shown having a CAT scan. The best we've been able to come up >with in a brain tumor. >The fact is, he has a fatal illness. Even knowing the writers lack of >continuity, we've been wondering why, if he's ill, he donated blood to Wade. >What does he have that fits what little we know, and is not communicable; or >did they just drop the ball? >Lynn

1996-10-28 00:00:00 - Re: WHY did Arturo make Wade sick... NOT - (Lynn <ennui@ix.netcom.com>)


In article <550nn8$sdp@dfw-ixnews4.ix.netcom.com>, cro@ix.netcom.com (CR Willett) wrote: >Well it could be something like an inoperatable aneuryism. That would >be detected by a cat scan. I knew someone like that. > > [snip] > That might also explain the time frame. From a month to a year seems odd to me. Of course, my entire medical training comes from TV, so that could be a usual prognosis. An aneuryism is pretty unpredictable, I think, so maybe a doctor *would* say that. Lynn